Despite all of 2020’s woes, there have been some major fashion wins – the birth of new initiatives to fight against racism, a greater push towards accountability, and of course, the incredibly creative penetration into the virtual space. But let’s not forget all the amazing looks that came out of this year, as we take a look at #legend’s fashion shoots from 2020.
“Our beautiful oceans are filled with plastic. We cannot turn a blind eye to the consequences of convenience. Single-use plastics litter our shorelines and are now sadly embedded in our food chain. Every step you make to reduce single-use plastic is a win, so I implore you to #startsmallstartnow.” – Laura Derry Southwood (co-founder of Ecodrive)
“The future is no sex. You can be a boy, a girl, whatever you want. I have a lot of man in me. I have just as much woman in me as I have man. It’s just a matter of channelling the energy into which way you use it” – Grace Jones
In the future, could we finally discover liveable conditions on a nearby moon? Perhaps it’ll be one that isn’t too dissimilar from our home planet – yet eerily different, and inhabited by humans free of race or culture. We may not witness this in our lifetime, but this is what we imagine it may look like.
A real and online world becoming increasingly surreal every day; L’Éveil steps into an eclectic vision of the social movements of our era, driven by a digital world full of judgements and critics. A world requiring us to fit in the box it wants us to shape into. A world we want to escape, but a reality we can’t hide from.
Legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham couldn’t have known how closely he nailed it for 2020 when he said: “Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life.” Resilience is more necessary than ever these days, so we’re serving up full-body looks and exaggerated shapes with strong shoulders and tough fabrics to see us through.
The ultimate salve, the act of drinking tea unites people across cultures and time. We pay homage to this time-honoured ritual and the culture from which it originates in this languid shoot of chinoiserie basics with a twist.